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ABC of Stroke (ABC Series)


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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Introduction to Stroke 1
Jonathan Mant

2 Primary Prevention of Stroke 6
Jonathan Mant

3 Transient Ischaemic Attack 12
Jonathan Mant

4 Acute Stroke 16
Damian Jenkinson and Clare Gordon

5 Medical Complications of Stroke 22
Clare Gordon and Damian Jenkinson

6 Stroke Rehabilitation 27
Marion F Walker

7 Stroke in Younger People 31
Marion F Walker

8 Mobility 34
Marion F Walker

9 Communication and Swallowing 38
Pam Enderby

10 Psychological Problems after Stroke 41
Jane Barton

11 Secondary Prevention of Stroke 44
Duncan Edwards and Jonathan Mant

12 Long-term Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers 49
Marion F Walker

Index 53

About the Author

Jonathan Mant, Associate Director UK Stroke Research Networkand Professor of Primary Care Research, Addenbrooke sHospital, University of Cambridge, UK Marion F Walker, Associate Director UK Stroke ResearchNetwork and Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, University ofNottingham, UK


This book provides an accurate, concise, up-to-dateunderstanding of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA),emphasising risk factors and presenting current best evidence basedtreatments regarding lifestyle modification and drug therapy in theprimary and secondary prevention setting. (Australian Family Physician, 4 April 2012) "This is a great addition to the stroke literature. What sets itapart is the concise manner in which each chapter is written toassist the multidisciplinary team member, the caregiver, orsurvivor." (Doody's, 18 November 2011) "In 12 concise chapters, a group of UK stroke, rehabilitation,and psychology specialists summarize aspects of prevention,transient ischemic attack, acute stroke, medical complications,rehabilitation, stroke in younger people, mobility, communicationand swallowing, psychological problems, and long-term support forsurvivors and carers." (Booknews, 1 June 2011) "In spite of the limiations of this book, it would be a usefuladdition to any ward, team or department library as an introductorytext." (Nursing Older People, 1 June 2011)

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